Last time we were here, my 2 teen-age elves from Manila were with us. Their younger cousins are now 2 years older, the lake house porch has been extended for better views of the lake while holding one’s wine glass, the wall between kitchen and living room has been knocked down and the apple and mulberry trees at the back of the house are taller. It was also way colder this weekend we spent in Lake Conjola.
We should talk to the neighbors about their tree blocking our view from the porch. Not now — we’re on holiday. Maybe next time. As for the mulberry tree at the back, let’s just say I’m not exactly comfortable watching them climb and finding their spots on the higher branches. To think I used to do that when I was their age!
The lake looks as placid and glasslike as I remember. At low temps of 10-14C though, I’d fight for every shred of fabric on my nearly-frozen limbs. But the kids had other ideas. The park grounds nearer the lake house got their attention off their iPads as they tried the monkey bars, slide and swing. In nearby Mollymook Park, the eldest kid went swinging even higher. Between these parks, badminton and the backyard tree, they managed to amuse themselves. But for one kid who cried his way through some homework. 😭
Thanks for some sunny spells, we took the chance to drop in at Conjola Park where some 30 or more kangaroos were found waiting to be fed. One even had a Joey in her pouch! Their eagerness (or friendliness) overwhelmed me. We’ve visited this park before but the last time, we only spotted 2 Roos. Looks like they were having a party here when we arrived. Lucky, lucky day. 😀
(Previous blog on same holiday: A Weekend in Lake Conjola was published in 2014)